Michael van Gerwen stormed to victory in the sixth and final UK Open qualifier of 2014, as the field for the televised finals took shape in Wigan.
van Gerwen defeated Michael Smith 6-0 in Sunday’s final to clinch the £10,000 first prize and his second title since becoming World Champion and world number one on New Year’s Day. (more…)
van Gerwen maintained his winning start to the season, defeating Dave Chisnall 7-4, while Thornton hit eight 180s in his first win of the campaign – a 7-2 triumph against fellow Scot Gary Anderson. (more…)
World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen began his Premier League title defence in sensational style by claiming an incredible whitewash win over Phil Taylor.
van Gerwen performed brilliantly, averaging over 109, to defeat the man he displaced from the top of the PDC Order of Merit 7-0 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. (more…)
Leading trade paint manufacturer Leyland Paints sponsor two of the biggest names in the sport and have provided the ideal incentive for either player to turn on the style during the 16-week tour of the United Kingdom, which starts in Liverpool on Thursday night. (more…)
World number one van Gerwen was awarded Pro Tour Player of the Year, Fans Player of the Year and the prestigious PDC Player of the Year title.
“It’s been an amazing year for me and I’d like to thank everyone who has made this happen, because this is a fantastic moment for me to be named as Player of the Year,” said van Gerwen, who won the the Premier League, Dubai Masters and Players Championship Finals before lifting the World Championship trophy on New Year’s Day.
“I’ve worked so hard for this and to be World Champion and number one in the world is amazing. I know what it’s like to be ranked number 35 in the world and I’ve put a lot of work in to get to where I am now.
“I want to stay here but I know it will be very difficult this year.”
Australian ace Whitlock, who is now ranked third on the Order of Merit, won the award for the PDC Televised Performance of the Year for his amazing comeback win against Jamie Caven in the European Championship.
It was also a special evening for legendary darts commentator John Gwynne, who was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame.
By Chris Murphy
The stars, including the newly-crowned World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen, will compete at the Nissan Sports and Leisure complex on Saturday 5 April. (more…)
The Dutch ace, who will become the new world number one if he defeats Peter Wright on New Year’s Day, took just 40 minutes to complete a six-set whitewash over the two-time World Champion on Monday. (more…)